Home shooting range

jbp7hl

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Anyone put in a shooting range at their place? I’ve always been able to set up at about 100 yards but I’ve got the room to stretch it out a few hundred more. I’m just not sure how or what to build
 

huntsman22

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I have a range sett up on the ranch. Steel every hundred yards to 1000,then 1250, 1500 and 1760. T-posts set 4 foot apart with chain between them. Gongs hang from chain or firehose from the crosschain. Notched 2x4 spreader between the posts
 
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jbp7hl

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what’s the backdrop? Like if you miss.
We have cows, do you have a good backstop?
 

DESERT ED

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I’ve been collecting tires and just started to build my backdrop. Plan is to stack tires in semi circular pattern and fill in with dirt and rebar. I just want a place to sight in without killing the neighbors cows.
 
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jbp7hl

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that is a good idea. I saw a home range where they cut into a small hill and buried telephone poles vertical (not sure how deep they were buried) and then placed poles horizontal behind them
 

huntsman22

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good backstops are important.......grin
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AroaniaPass

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I technically have two ranges:

At my house, I have 175yds from my back porch to the base of my woods. There I have Railroad ties set in a wide V with dirt filling up to about 5ft. I'd like to move that set just into my woods and make the berm more like 7-10ft.

At my dads farm (1/4 mile down the road), set on the corner of his field I made a berm out of old tires with t-posts and fill and surrounded by dirt. This berm is about 5-6ft tall. Behind this berm is a 10 acre woods and 1.5miles before you hit any other home (google maps).

How big are you guys making your berms? I work at a tree service, so I also planning on bringing a big load of logs to help reinforce the back and cut down on the amount of dirt I need.
 

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